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Adebowale Adeniran, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology

Director of Cytopathology

Director, Cytology Laboratory

Associate Director, Pathology Residency Program

Director, Anatomic Pathology Elective

Research Interests

Carcinoma, Renal Cell; Pathology; Pathology, Surgical; Urethral Neoplasms

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Thomas Buckley, MD

Clinician

Dr. Buckley received his undergraduate degree Magna Cum Laude in Chemistry from Williams College and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed a residency in Urology at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center and has been a practicing urologist in the New Haven area for almost 20 years.

Dr. Buckley was Chief of Urology at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven from 2009-2013 and President of the Connecticut State Urology Society from 2011-2013. He currently serves on the Board of...

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Toby C Chai, MD

Professor of Urology and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Vice Chair of Research, Department of Urology

Co-Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Program

Research Interests

Urinary Incontinence; Clinical Trial; Patch-Clamp Techniques; Urothelium

Clinical Interests

Urinary Bladder Diseases; Urinary Bladder Fistula; Urinary Bladder Neoplasms; Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic; Ureteral Obstruction; Urinary Diversion; Urinary Fistula; Urinary Incontinence; Urinary Incontinence, Stress; Urinary Tract Infections; Urodynamics; Urology; Women's Health; Reconstructive Surgical Procedures; Urinary Bladder, Overactive; Urinary Tract Physiological Processes; Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms


Dr. Chai has received national attention for his work in the treatment of urinary incontinence and his research in the field of bladder physiology. He joined the Urology Department at Yale in 2013 as a professor and vice-chair of Research and holds a joint position in the department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. After receiving his MD from Indiana University, he completed residencies in urological surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Before coming...

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Johnny Chang, MD

Dr. Chang earned his undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California at Berkeley where he graduated with highest honors. He subsequently attended and graduated with his M.D. from the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine. Dr. Chang completed his urology residency at the University of California at San Francisco where he spent a research year investigating erectile dysfunction in the clinical and laboratory setting with Dr. Tom Lue at...

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John W. Colberg, MD

Professor of Urology

Research Interests

Urinary Bladder Neoplasms; Kidney Neoplasms; Penile Neoplasms; Prostatic Neoplasms; Testicular Neoplasms; Urologic Neoplasms; Urology

Clinical Interests

Medical Oncology

John Colberg, M.D., Professor of Urology, earned his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery and his residency in urology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is Board Certified in Urology and has been named as a top doctor in New York Magazine’s Top Doctor issue. He is committed to providing dedicated care for patients with urologic cancers, including those with kidney cancer, testicular cancer, prostate cancer, penile cancer, and...

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Hari Anant Deshpande, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Clinical Interests

Medical Oncology; Sarcoma

Dr. Hari Deshpande, assistant professor of medicine in the Section of Medical Oncology, is caring for patients with head and neck cancer in the medical oncology clinic and is collaborating with other disciplines throughout the Medical Center to run the Head and Neck Cancer Clinic. Previously in practice at both the New London Cancer Center and Las Vegas Cancer Center, Deshpande has clinical interests in prostate cancer and genitourinary (GU) cancers and will be establishing a new GU clinic...

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James Devanney, MD

James F. Devanney, MD, received his BS from Trinity College and MD from The University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his 2 years of preliminary general surgical training through the consortium of hospitals associated with the University of CT surgical program. He then completed his urologic residency at The University of Virginia. He was raised in Litchfield County CT, one of nine children and most still living in CT. It was not a surprising that he returned to Northwest CT...

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Ralph J. Devito, MD

Clinician in Urology

Clinical Vice Chair

Born and raised in Utica, New York. Graduated from Hamilton College in 1970 with a BA, graduated from Albany Medical School in 1974. Married Karen Gaudio, MD who trained at Yale as a Pediatric Nephrologist and was on the medical school faculty for many years. I completed a residency in General Surgery at Hospital of St. Raphael from 1974-79 and then a Urology residency at Yale from 1979-82. Have been in clinical practice from 1982 and was section chief in urology at St. Raphael's for many...

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Harris E Foster, Jr, MD

Professor of Urology

Director, Female Urology and Neuro-Urology

Residency Program Director

Research Interests

Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic; Prostate; Prostatic Hyperplasia; Urinary Incontinence; Urology; Cystitis, Interstitial; Nitric Oxide Synthase; Female Urogenital Diseases

Clinical Interests

Hematuria; Urinary Incontinence; Cystitis, Interstitial; Cystocele

Dr. Harris E. Foster Jr. is board certified in urology and has specialized interests in voiding dysfunction and female urology. Particular to this area include treatment of female and male urinary incontinence, neurgogenic bladder, benign prostatic hyperplasia (PBH), interstitial cystitis, urethral diverticula and vesicovaginal fisulae. In addition, Dr. Foster treats general urological conditions such as kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, prostate cancer, superficial bladder cancer, and...

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Israel Franco, FAAP, FACS, MD

Medical School Recruit

Director of Yale-New Haven Children’s Bladder and Continence Program

Clinical Interests

Urinary Bladder Diseases; Laparoscopy; Prune Belly Syndrome; Urinary Tract; Urination Disorders

Israel Franco, MD is a Pediatric urologist with 25 years experience in the field and has been listed in Castle Connolly’s top doctors. He will be directing our new Yale/New Haven Children’s Bladder and Continence Program. Dr. Franco received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College and is fellowship trained At Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, now the Lurie Children’s Hospital. Dr Franco has been an early innovator in laparoscopic surgery and neurourology in pediatric urology. Dr...

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David G. Hesse, MD

Clinician in Urology

Dr David Hesse is a board certified urologist. He graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine with the Faculty Award for Excellence, before completing his surgical and urological training at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical College. During his research fellowship at Cornell Medical College/Rockefeller University he was part of the team instrumental to the discovery of Tumor Necrosis Factor. Dr Hesse came to New Haven in 1991 to develop a urology practice treating patients...

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Adam Benjamin Hittelman, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Urology and Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

Associate residency director

Research Interests

Congenital Abnormalities; Molecular Biology; Pediatrics; Urologic Diseases; Urology; Developmental Biology

Clinical Interests

Bladder Exstrophy; Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic; Circumcision, Male; Cryptorchidism; Hernia, Inguinal; Testicular Hydrocele; Hypospadias; Kidney Calculi; Nephrectomy; Phimosis; Prune Belly Syndrome; Disorders of Sex Development; Spermatic Cord Torsion; Ureter; Ureterocele; Urethral Stricture; Urinary Incontinence; Urinary Tract Infections; Urogenital Abnormalities; Urology; Vesico-Ureteral Reflux

Dr. Adam B. Hittelman is an assistant professor of Urology and Pediatrics who specializes in treating children and adolescents with urogenital problems. His practice at Yale’s Pediatric Specialty Center is dedicated to accommodating the specific needs of younger patients and their families. “Any surgery on your child, big or small, is always big when it’s your child,” says Dr. Hittelman. To ease the anxiety and strain on parents and caretakers, “we strive to coordinate all of the child’s...

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Stanton C Honig, MD

Clinician in Urology

Director, Yale Men’s Health Program

Research Interests

Hypogonadism; Erectile Dysfunction; Infertility, Male; Reproduction; Vasectomy

Clinical Interests

Endocrinology; Genitalia, Male; Erectile Dysfunction; Prostatic Diseases; Prostatic Hyperplasia; Reproduction; Urology; Vasectomy; Men's Health

Dr. Stanton Honig is a nationally known expert on male fertility, sexual medicine and surgery. In his large clinical urology practice, he focuses on providing compassionate, personalized care to men struggling with infertility and sexual problems, in addition to general urology. This involves working with couples that are having trouble conceiving because of male reproductive issues, such as no sperm in the ejaculate, low sperm counts or blockage of the vas deferens, the tiny tubes that...

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Peter A Humphrey, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology

Director, Genitourinary Pathology

Research Interests

Precancerous Conditions; Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms; Urogenital Neoplasms; Pathological Conditions, Anatomical

Clinical Interests

Pathology, Surgical

Peter A. Humphrey, M.D., Ph.D. obtained his B.A. in Chemistry and Biochemistry, and his MD and PhD (in biochemistry) from The University of Kansas. He did his anatomic pathology residency at Duke University Medical Center, and joined the faculty there for four years, followed by 21 years as a faculty member at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Humphrey is a practicing surgical and urologic pathologist, with a research focus on clinico-pathologic and molecular pathologic aspects...

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Michael E. Hurwitz, PhD, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Research Interests

Neoplastic Processes

Clinical Interests

Adult; Urinary Bladder Neoplasms; Kidney Neoplasms; Medical Oncology; Prostatic Neoplasms; Testicular Neoplasms

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Gary M Israel, MD

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Chief, Body Computed Tomography (CT)

Gary Israel, MD, Professor and Chief of Computed Tomography, comes to Yale from NYU Medical Center. Dr. Israel earned his medical degree at New York Medical College, and completed a residency and fellowship in diagnostic radiology at Montefore Medical Center and New York University Medical Center, respectively.

Dr. Israel’s expertise is abdominal imaging with a particular focus on genitourinary imaging (GU), using both CT and MRI. He has particular interest in the CT and MR evaluation of renal...

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Daniel Kellner, MD

Clinician in Urology

Clinical Interests

Urinary Bladder Diseases; Urinary Bladder Neoplasms; Genital Diseases, Male; Kidney Diseases; Prostatic Neoplasms; Ureteral Diseases; Urethral Diseases; Urinary Tract Infections; Urination Disorders; Urologic Diseases; Urolithiasis

Patients interested in maintaining urologic health sometimes feel anxious about office visits. Dr. Kellner believes some of the most important components of care are listening to concerns and educating patients, “Taking the time to listen to patients’ concerns and empowering them with knowledge about their condition is important so they leave the office informed and reassured.”

Dr. Kellner has been providing urologic care in the Greater New Haven area and the Shoreline since 2005.A graduate of...

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Patrick A Kenney, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology

Clinical Vice Chair

Patrick Kenney, MD is a fellowship-trained urologic oncologist who cares for patients with genitourinary cancer (kidney, bladder, prostate, upper tract, testis, penis and urethra) at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. As a fellowship-trained urologic oncologist, Dr. Kenney’s clinical practice is focused solely on cancer care. He performs robotic, laparoscopic and open cancer surgery. Dr. Kenney’s main clinical interest is on organ and functional preservation whenever feasible, using...

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Harriet Kluger, MD

Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Associate Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program

Assistant Cancer Center Director for Education and Training

Clinical Interests

Breast Diseases; Medical Oncology; Melanoma

Dr. Kluger is a medical oncologist who sees patients with melanoma and renal cell carcinoma. Her research interests focus on developing new drugs and biomarkers predictive of response to these drugs in melanoma and renal cell carcinoma. She participates in a number of clinical trials studying new agents for the treatment of these diseases, both targeting the immune system and the cancer cell. She runs and active research laboratory that studies tumor and immune cells from patients treated with...

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Michael Leapman, MD

Medical School Recruit

Research Interests

Urinary Bladder Diseases; Delivery of Health Care; Health Services Research; Kidney Diseases; Prostatic Neoplasms; Ureteral Diseases; Urologic Neoplasms

Michael Leapman, MD was drawn to the field of urology for the opportunity to care for patients with urologic cancers. He aims, above all, to deliver the highest level of care possible with the utmost consideration and compassion for the impact that cancer places on patients, as well as their families, friends and communities.

Dr. Leapman graduated from Cornell University where he majored in Neurobiology and Behavior, and received his medical school degree from the University of Maryland in...

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M. Grey Maher, MD

Clinician in Urology

Mary Grey Maher, MD is board certified in both General Urology and Urogynecology.

Dr. Maher earned her undergraduate degree at Wellesley College, and her medical degree at Yale University. She completed her urology residency at Yale University School of Medicine, and Yale New Haven Hospital in 2004. After which, she spent an intensive year at UCLA, completing a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive surgery with one of the founding fathers of Urogynecology, Dr. Shlomo Raz. She...

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Thomas V. Martin, MD

Clinician in Urology

Thomas V. Martin, MD is a native of Connecticut who received a Bachelor of Science (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude) from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He then received his MD from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.After medical school, he completed a residency in urology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. After residency, he obtained a fellowship in Endourology and minimally invasive surgery at the New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical Center in New York.

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Piruz Motamedinia, MD

Medical School Recruit

Assistant Professor of Urology

Research Interests

Urinary Bladder Neoplasms; Carcinoma, Transitional Cell; Kidney Calculi; Nephrostomy, Percutaneous; Obesity; Urology; Body Mass Index

Clinical Interests

Urinary Bladder; Urinary Bladder Calculi; Hematuria; Kidney; Kidney Calculi; Ureter; Ureteral Calculi; Ureteral Neoplasms; Urinary Calculi; Urinary Tract; Transurethral Resection of Prostate

Piruz Motamedinia, MD is a fellowship-trained endourologist specializing in the ureteroscopic and percutaneous management of urologic conditions. Dr. Motamedinia’s clinical interests include surgery for kidney stones of all sizes and complexity, enlarged prostates (BPH), strictures of the ureter, ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction, and the kidney sparing management of upper tract urothelial cancers. Dr. Motamedinia also specializes in the prevention of kidney stones through medical...

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Marianne Passarelli, MD, MBA

Clinician

Clinical Interests

Urinary Bladder Diseases; Urethral Diseases; Urinary Tract Infections; Urination Disorders; Urologic Diseases; Pelvic Floor Disorders

Dr. Marianne Passarelli grew up in Vermont and attended Cornell University followed by the University of Vermont College of Medicine.She completed her Urologic training at SUNY Health Science Center Syracuse.She practiced in Syracuse, NY for two years before moving to New Haven with her general surgeon husband Dr. James Passarelli.

Dr. Passarelli was the first woman to practice Urology in southern Connecticut.When she started practice in New Haven there was only one other woman Urologist in the...

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Daniel P Petrylak, MD

Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) and of Urology

Co-Director, Signal Transduction Research Program

Research Interests

Urinary Bladder Neoplasms; Medical Oncology; Prostatic Neoplasms; Urology; Signal Transduction; Clinical Trial

As Professor of Medicine and Urology at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Daniel P. Petrylak is a pioneer in the research and development of new drugs and treatments to fight prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancer. For patients fighting these types of cancers, Petrylak finds recent developments in the field of immunotherapy particularly promising. “Up until recently, bladder cancer had not seen any major advancement in more than 30 years,” he says. “Studies are ongoing, but interim...

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Leslie M Rickey, MPH, MD

Associate Professor of Urology and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Fellowship Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Leslie M. Rickey specializes in helping women suffering from problems related to the pelvic floor, including weaknesses of the muscles, ligaments and connective tissue that support healthy bladder, vaginal, and bowel function. Dr. Rickey treats patients with urinary incontinence (urine leakage), overactive bladder (urinary urgency and frequency), fecal incontinence (bowel leakage), pelvic organ prolapse (when a pelvic organ like the bladder or uterus drops, or “prolapses,” down and ...

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James S. Rosoff, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology

Research Interests

Hypogonadism; Testicular Diseases; Urogenital Neoplasms

Clinical Interests

Infertility, Male; Kidney Calculi; Urinary Incontinence; Urologic Diseases; Urologic Neoplasms; Urology

James Rosoff grew up in New Rochelle, NY and attended Yale University, earning his undergraduate degree in 1997. He then went on to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer, teaching science for two years in the West African country of Benin. After the Peace Corps, he worked for three years as a science teacher in Boston.

James then attended medical school at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City, earning his medical degree in 2006. He stayed at Cornell for his residency...

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Peter G Schulam, MD, PhD

Professor of Urology

Director, Yale Cancer Center and Physician-in-Chief, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven (Interim)

Chair, Department of Urology, Yale School of Medicine

Chief, Department of Urology, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Clinical Program Leader, Prostate and Urologic Cancers Program, Smilow Cancer Hospital

I graduated from the Medical Scientist Training Program at Baylor College of Medicine with an MD and a PhD in Immunology. My surgical and urologic training was at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Following a brief period at Baylor in Houston, I was recruited as the Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Department of Urology at UCLA. At UCLA, I developed laparoscopic and robotic surgery programs for prostate and kidney cancer. I was also the Surgical Director of the Living...

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Brian M Shuch, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology and of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Research Interests

Genetics; Neoplastic Syndromes, Hereditary; Urinary Tract; Urologic Neoplasms

Dr. Brian M. Shuch’s decision to study urologic oncology was a personal one: he wanted to help others defeat cancer after watching a member of his own family succumb to the disease. “I wanted to be a surgeon in a field where patients have excellent outcomes with surgery,” he explains. “I also wanted to be involved with systemic therapy and cutting-edge research.” At Yale, Dr. Shuch runs the urologic oncology cancer research bank, where all tissue, urine, and blood is stored for future...

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Dinesh Singh, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology

Director, Laparoscopy & Endourology

Research Interests

Kidney Calculi; Laparoscopy; Urologic Surgical Procedures; Urologic Neoplasms; Urology; Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures

Clinical Interests

Kidney Calculi; Medical Oncology; Urinary Tract Infections

Dinesh Singh, M.D., Assistant Professor of Urology and Director of Laparoscopy and Endourology, earned his medical degree from Columbia University and completed his residency in general surgery at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and his residency in urology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Singh is Board Certified in Urology and completed fellowship training in laparoscopy and minimally invasive surgery. He specializes in treating patients with prostate cancer, adrenal gland tumors, ureteropelvic...

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Preston C Sprenkle, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology

Clinical Interests

Prostatic Neoplasms

Dr. Preston C. Sprenkle specializes in the treatment of urologic cancers, including prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, testicular cancer and sarcoma – a rare kind of cancer that grows in cells that connect or support other parts of the body, like bone or muscle.

Dr. Sprenkle has dedicated his career to using the latest imaging technologies to improve diagnosis. He was one of the first physicians nationwide to implement the use of the Artemis Device. This machine, introduced in...

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Ralph F. Stroup, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology

Dr. Stroup is currently the physician in charge of the urology residents’ training clinic held every Monday at the YNHH Smilow Cancer Center. He received his urology training under the direction of Dr. Bernard Lytton, the chairman of the Section of Urology at that time, completing his training in 1973. Dr. Stroup has over 40 years of clinical experience in the field of general urology and was in private practice prior to joining the faculty

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Attended The University of...

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Mario Sznol, MD

Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Co-Director, Yale SPORE in Skin Cancer

Clinical Interests

Medical Oncology; Melanoma

Dr. Mario Sznol is a Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology). Dr. Sznol, formerly with the National Cancer Institute, has an international reputation in cancer drug development. Dr. Sznol's expertise and experience is in cancer immunotherapy, drug development for cancer, and treatment of patients with melanoma and renal cell carcinoma. He is working to expand the opportunities for clinical trials at the Yale Cancer Center, particularly those focusing on immunotherapy and novel agents.

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Jeffrey C. Weinreb, MD, FACR, FISMRM, FSCBT/MR

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Vice Chair for Strategic Planning and Innovation

Director, MRI Services

Chief, Body Imaging Section

Chief, MRI Service

After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Weinreb received his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has held faculty positions at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Columbia College for Physicians and Surgeons, and New York University School of Medicine, where he was Director of MRI for 15 years and led a group that pioneered the development of Body MRI, Breast MRI, and MRA. Yale has been his home since 2002.
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Robert M. Weiss, MD, FACS, FAAP

Donald Guthrie Professor of Urology

Director, Pediatric Urology

Research Interests

Urinary Bladder Neoplasms; Pharmacology; Urology; Signal Transduction

Clinical Interests

Cryptorchidism; Hypospadias; Medical Oncology; Urinary Incontinence; Vesico-Ureteral Reflux

Dr. Robert M. Weiss received his undergraduate degree from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and his M.D. Degree from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. He is a Board Certified Urologist. He is dedicated to improving the care of children. He is compassionate, people-oriented, and dedicated to improving the doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Weiss has served as Chief of the Section of Urology at the Yale University School of Medicine/Yale New Haven...

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James Byunghoon Yu, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Therapeutic Radiology

Director, Prostate and Genitourinary Cancer Program

Research Interests

Breast Neoplasms; Head and Neck Neoplasms; Urogenital Neoplasms; Central Nervous System Neoplasms; Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated

Clinical Interests

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Yu is the director of genitourinary cancers radiotherapy and co-director of the gamma knife program for the department of Therapeutic Radiology at the Yale School of Medicine. As a former Yale Center for Clinical Investigation scholar and member of the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy, and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at Yale, Dr. Yu’s research centers on the comparative effectiveness of new radiation technologies and how these new technologies are adopted nationally. Dr. Yu is...

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